SBIR Phase I:Synthetic pathway in Pichia pastoris for production of 1,2-propanediol from crude glycerol

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$164,481.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1013619
Agency Tracking Number:
1013619
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
BC
Solicitation Number:
NSF 09-609
Small Business Information
Nitrate Elimination Co Inc
334 Hecla Street, Lake Linden, MI, 49945
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Wilbur Campbell
 DPhil
 (906) 296-1115
 bill@nitrate.com
Business Contact
 Wilbur Campbell
Title: DPhil
Phone: (906) 296-1115
Email: bill@nitrate.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will produce 1,2- propanediol (propylene glycol) from biodiesel byproduct glycerol using a synthetic biology approach in a Pichia pastoris as cell factory. This compound has wide scope in industries from fuel additive to de-icing agent. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be the application of biotechnology to the solution of environmental problems. The market opportunity for the output from this project is broad. In current practice, the transesterification of plant liquids generates crude glycerol as a byproduct and this byproduct could be an additional raw substrate for many value-added compounds and production of 1, 2-propanediol.

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